The CQS Group Racing Team is a team of Industrial Engineering master students of the Group T International School of Engineering @ KU Leuven. The team members are enrolled in the 2-year master path, 1 year master + 1 year postgraduate in Entrepreneurial Engineering Experience. This 2-year master path gives the team members the opportunity to participate in a student project like the CQS Group Racing Team.
The CQS Group Racing Team is not an ordinary racing team. The team focuses on bringing topics like ecology to the official racing competition. They started from scratch on converting a Citroën 2CV (or Tin Snail) to a competing racing car with the focus on ecological technologies and innovations. During this project, the team develops new technologies, and test it during endurance races.
Since 2011, the car Pegasus has a modified engine on board. The stock Tin Snail engine has been modified to run on the carbon dioxide reducing bio ethanol, E85. This is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. The bio ethanol is gained as a byproduct of the company Tereos Syral. This reduces even more the ecological footprint of Pegasus.
Bio degradable body
Giving a new racing life to an old school car by using innovative technologies
When developing Pegasus, CQS Group Racing Team is dots the i’s and crosses the t’s in order to ensure durability and sustainability to every single part. Special surface treatments of engine parts and coating technologies are just a few examples. This way, the CQS Group Racing Team project forms a research and innovation platform for the automotive industry.
Each team member of the CQS Group Racing Team not only serves the team with passion, but also makes a thesis on a particular subject on the car.